Q and A With Seth Rogen
The actor and producer talks to us about his new film 50/50, cancer, and who he'd choose for a roommate if he were stuck in the hospital for six months.
Is a daily dose of laughter the key to good health?
I laugh a lot. And I feel relatively healthy. Not sure I look like it…
What is your best health habit? Your worst?
My "best health habit"? Oh, man, this interview is making me realize how unhealthy I am! [laughs] I try to exercise somewhat regularly. I drink a lot of water. I don't drink sugary beverages.
During your Green Hornet  days you dropped 30 lbs for the role. Was it difficult to do, and have you maintained the weight loss?
Let's say I've found a happy middle ground. OK! I'm not eating as well as I used to! Now you're making me feel bad! I feel like I'm talking to my grandmother!
What's your relationship with exercise now?
I use an elliptical machine, because I hate running. I hate exercising. So I have to do it in ways that I'm tricking myself that I'm not doing it. Anything I can do in front of a television or while playing a video game automatically works better for me. Anything that requires me leaving my house also is not good.
Which sense -- sight, hearing, taste, touch or smell -- do you most value, and why?
Probably sight, because that's the one I rely on the most. If I can keep one, that's the one I would keep.
You've got a few upcoming films this year -- Paul, Take This Waltz, plus a short written and directed by Beastie Boy Adam Yauch -- and you'll appear opposite Barbra Streisand in My Mother's Curse in 2012. Are you taking any time off? When and how do you relax?
I watch a lot of TV with my fiancé. I play video games. We go out to dinner. I cook.
Are you a good cook?
I'm getting better!
One last question: If you were convalescing in a hospital bed for six months and you could choose anyone from history, past or present, for a roommate, who would it be, and why?
Anyone? Groucho Marx! He'd be funny and interesting to talk to, the forefather of modern comedy.